This is the exact wording the judge will use and this cannot be modified in any way. It will be said in Spanish by the judge and translated by the WC. I have seen on here where brides have the judge come to their hotel room or something be for the symbolic ceremony. if you want it done at the same time: the judge would say everything first. he would then leave and your aunt can perform her ceremony. Hope this helps
Friends and Family,
We are gathered here today with the objective of uniting in a civil marriage Sheri and Edward who
have decided to change their civil status from single, to the honourable status of being married.
Marriage is an institution; it is an admirable status which has its origins in the solemn contract celebrated
between one man and one woman, who of their own free willâ€¦ wish to marry, with the object to
love, honour and care for each other mutually.
To celebrate this marriage, it is necessary that there is no opposition, if anyone here knows of any legal
reason to prevent this event, must speak now or remain in silence forever.
Edward do you take Sheri as your legitimate wife, do you promise to love her, honour her, care for her
and protect her in the good times and the bad times, in richness and in poverty, in sickness and in
As a sign of this promise, please place the ring on Wedding finger of your bride
Sheri do you take Edward as your legitimate husband, do you promise to love him, honour him, care for
him and protect him in the good times and the bad times, in richness and in poverty, in sickness and in
As a sign of this promise, please place the ring on the wedding Finger of your groom.
I, Juan Julio Rijo, official of the civil State of Punta Cana, have heard from Edward & Sheri their wish to
marry, and having heard no opposition to their marriage, having met with all the legal requirements
needed by the Matrimonial Law in the Dominican Republic, on Tuesday Decemeber 9th 2008 and in
front of the witnesses, I declare you, husband & Wife.